In 2021, at-home loungewear is just as important (if not more important) than your office outfits or after-hours attire. Nailing the best men’s loungewear can be tough but because our clothes are getting more casual by the minute, loungewear trends are constantly in flux. Those button-up pajamas your grandpa wore aren’t comfortable after wearing chinos and a hoodie all day. But at the same time, Sunday morning Netflix bingeing deserves more than your beat-up pair of old boxers and a big T-shirt with stains. Luckily, we found some solutions to this problem that are as stylish as they are cozy.
If you’re ready to upgrade to the best men’s loungewear, read on. We combed through the most casual, comfortable clothing on the market, with options from the best loungewear makers like Mack Weldon, Uniqlo, Champion and more. Check them out below.
1. Mack Weldon Sunday Lounge Pants
We love most of Mack Weldon’s loungewear, including the brand’s Sunday Lounge Pants. Made from a dreamy soft cotton flannel with a bit of stretch, these pants are perfect for comfortable lounging and have all the right details, such as ribbed cuffs, to look good enough to hit the streets too.
2. Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant
The Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant also makes for the best men’s loungewear. A tailored fit and back ribbed ankle cuffs elevate these cotton French terry sweatpants to the next level. Let me put it this way: I bought a pair of these and I only stopped wearing them because I was worried I was going to wear right through them. They’re that comfortable and snazzy.
3. Gap Knit Lounge Pants
Despite what some hot movie character would have you believe, you should not be better than the Gap. Though the brand has lost some luster in recent years, its basics are as reliable as ever, including the Gap Knit Lounge Pants. These loose-fit cotton jersey lounge pants go as easily from the bed to the couch and back again, promising soft comfort the whole way.
4. Calvin Klein Men’s Ultra Soft Modal Pants
To shake up your loungewear, try something with modal fabric in it, like the Calvin Klein Men’s Ultra Soft Modal Pants. Modal is a semi-synthetic rayon made from beech trees, so it’s stronger and softer than cotton and breathes and wicks moisture better too. These pants are about half modal, half polyester and have a good amount of stretch to go with an elastic branded waistband and tapered leg opening. Though they’re definitely more in the sleepwear camp than other loungewear, we promise you won’t notice lounging around your home.
5. Jambys Long Jambys
For some premium modal loungewear, go for the Jambys Long Jambys. These lounge pants — neither sweatpants nor joggers, Jambys says — are made from 95% micromodal fabric and 5% spandex for a stretchy, lightweight, breathable and incredibly soft pair of pants. If you don’t like your first pair, send them back within 77 days for a no-questions-asked refund.
6. Uniqlo Men’s Ultra Stretch Active Jogger Pants
Uniqlo is one of the all-time greats when it comes to well-made, affordable basics. The Uniqlo Men’s Ultra Stretch Active Jogger Pants live up to the reputation. They’re slimming, stretchy, quick-drying and have two front pockets. Yup, they’re basic, but they’re some of the best men’s loungewear around for their price.
7. Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger
You might not be planning on getting very active when you’re lounging around, but if you’re wearing the Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger, you won’t have anything to worry about. Great for leisure and lounging, a short jog or a quick errand, these stretchy pants are flattering and stupid soft for a fit that looks as good as it feels.
8. Everlane ReNew Air Pants
Nothing Everlane makes is bad, including the ReNew Air Pants. Striking the perfect middle ground between loungewear and outerwear, these polyester-elastane pants look good, feel good and offer plenty of breathability, stretch and moisture-wicking. Plus, the pants are made from 100% recycled materials so you can feel good literally and figuratively.
9. Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crew Sweatshirt
Moving on to tops, when we’re having our lazy Saturdays, we love the Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crew Sweatshirt. It simply delivers everything we want in the best men’s loungewear. The interior fleece is buttery soft, the neckline and armholes feature double-needle stitching and the waistband and cuffs are ribbed. Put all that together, and at Hanes extremely friendly pricing, and you’ve got a sweatshirt that feels great to wear and won’t pill or start breaking down after two washes.
10. Champion LIFE Men’s Reverse Weave Sweater
When it comes to the best men’s loungewear, it’s hard to top Champion, specifically the Champion LIFE Men’s Reverse Weave Sweater.
What really makes this sweatshirt great for anything, whether you’re lounging or out and about, is the reverse weave. Instead of the fabric grain running vertically, it runs horizontally, which helps the sweater retain its shape and minimize shrinking. Add in Champion’s signature side panels for added stretch and mobility and double-stitched seams for durability and you can see why we’re so big on Champion for the best men’s loungewear.
11. Fruit of the Loom Men’s Crew Sweatshirt
If you’re keen on the classic basic brands like Hanes, Gildan and Fruit of the Loom, you’ll appreciate the Fruit of the Loom Men’s Crew Sweatshirt two-pack. Not only are these fleece sweatshirts comfortable, you’re getting two for the price of one from many other brands, and we think the best men’s loungewear are the products you won’t cry over when they get dirty or start to fall apart.
12. Everlane French Terry Crew Sweatshirt
In keeping with the theory that nothing Everlane makes is bad, we also recommend the Everlane French Terry Crew Sweatshirt. Not only is not bad, it’s actually good: The 100% cotton sweatshirt has been wash-tested 50 times for fabric strength, fading, pilling and shrinkage, meaning you can count on never having to deal with them. Triple-needle stitching across the board also guarantees you’ll give up on this sweatshirt before it gives up on you, so you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain for your next lazy weekend.